AREA: 5000+ sqft
APPROXIMATIVE AGE: 6-15
As you meander up the winding driveway, you might mistake being on the grounds of a golf course or countryside resort. To the left is the natural pond, with its fountain in summer, which is entirely situated on this 23.86 acre property. The pond boasts Koi, bass and trout. Continuing up the drive you become surrounded by rolling countryside, lawns, gardens and trees. Located in the heart of the protected Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, the surrounding lands all the way to the Trent River will remain protected under restricted development for future generations to enjoy. This is one of the finest pieces of property on the Gore Road.
Prior to reaching the main residence, you will encounter the completely renovated enchanting 1840’s log home, a reminder of times past. Heritage designated by the Town of Caledon, it is referred to as the “Farrell-Haney House”. Thomas Farrell, the last resident descendant of the settler builders, was known to make potent cider. A stained glass window in the front door tells the story. Today, your guests can enjoy quiet time in front of the massive fire place in the renovated charming interior. The main level offers a living room, dining area, and kitchen. The ground level has two guest rooms and a bath. Your guests may never want to leave this inviting cottage.
Further up the driveway you will discover the pool complex. Masterfully planned by renowned Betz Pools, you have found your summer paradise. No need to drive to the lake. The hillside was carved out to create the most magnificent setting imaginable, surrounded by natural cut stone and professionally landscaped gardens with native species. Just three years new the pool complex features a massive free-form gunite pool, in-pool tanning ledge, diving board, hot tub, stunning natural stone patios, waterfalls, and a cooking centre with BBQ. The outdoor space is like none other and is ideal for family reunions, summer relaxation or hours sunning in complete privacy. Children will adore the sleeping bunkie in the upper section of the pool house accessed by ladders. The lower area features change rooms, showers and a superb entertainment area complete with large bar clad in sumptuous granite.
Below the entrance to the meadows, you will come across the barn with five horse stables, heated horse shower, workshop, tack room and hay loft. Attached to the barn facility is the fully self-contained and completely renovated one bedroom housekeeper’s residence.
Majestically perched at the pinnacle of the land, towering above the grounds, you will encounter the main house, with approx. 15,000 sq. ft. of magical living space. This west coast influenced contemporary residence is architecturally extraordinary and arguably one of the finest homes you are likely to see. The front entrance boasts pond and water feature over which is laid a massive slab of granite serving as a bridge. The front portico arches over a beautiful stone patio and creates a dramatic outdoor living space where the owners have held dinner parties. At the entrance to the home stand two substantial custom made wooden doors featuring square nails and bronze hardware. Through the doors you are welcomed into the experience that is uniquely 18696 The Gore Road. Nothing prepares you for the wonder. In the foyer stand 4 solid timbers, harvested from the property, sandblasted and kiln dried, serving as columns holding up the entry features. To the right, the magnificent dining room features stone columns as if dropped into the space. A 20 foot skylight feature overhead is the ideal spot from which to view the night sky or the sparkling custom made light feature suspended over the dining table. This is the very space where once the Trivial Pursuit investors received their first substantial cheques after the runaway success of the game.
The “Great Room” is appropriately named and extraordinary in every aspect. From the custom kitchen with soaring ceilings, to the breakfast area, to the separate butler’s pantry, to the wood-burning fireplace, this is living at its very best. The main level encompasses approximately 10,000 square feet of space in which you find sumptuous marble bathrooms, gallery spaces with art niches, woodwork and cabinets created by master craftsmen and custom workmanship throughout. Every inch has been designed to perfection. Vaulted sandblasted wood ceilings and walls of windows everywhere capture the magnificent views. The architect purchased an abandoned aircraft hangar in the Maritimes for the owners in order to transform the Douglas fir into amazing wide plank flooring - some boards measure 16 inches wide.
Neighborhood: Rural Caledon Living space: 5000+ sqft Lot size: 24.00 acres Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 10Approximative Age: 6-15Parking: 20 placesTaxes: $20,497 (Other 2012)
Square Feet: 1200 sqft
Bathrooms/Half Baths: 3 / -
Year Built 1999
Square Feet: 1200 sqft
Bathrooms/Half Baths: 3 / -
Year Built 1999
Upon entering the master bedroom the experience of luxury completes itself. Cantilevered over the hillside the space soars to glorious heights punctuated with custom lighting and breathtaking views of the pool complex below and the lush trees all around. Beneath your feet Jerusalem stone heated floors and solid maple floors anchor you in quality. Custom cabinetry and built-ins, corner hot tub, elevated sun deck, spa-like ensuite bathroom and much more. Angled away from the other bedrooms for the ultimate in privacy and overlooking the grounds below, it is exciting to wake up in the early mornings to hear the birds sing or to watch the news on a hidden television that pops up out of the foot of the bed. Above you fiber optic lighting sparkles like the night sky.
The private staircase below leads you to one of Canada’s largest private home gyms with state of the art equipment. Much of the weight equipment was custom made for the client. Wall-to-wall windows, huge exercise mirrors, a built in chin bar and heated flooring are among the offerings.
The most recent wing added was the children’s’ bedroom extension (1670 sq ft of space). The three bedrooms are identical in size (talk about family harmony). Two ingeniously designed luxury bathrooms make getting ready in the morning easier. Was the hairbrush forgotten in the one bath – no worries…. the storage cabinets open on both sides, so toiletries are conveniently accessible from either bath. At the far end of the wind stands the study room and is straight out of the pages of Architectural Digest: a cozy alcove allows for a daybed and is the perfect spot to overlook the circular driveway below. An engineering feat – beautifully custom curved beams and ceiling lend a special ambience to the room. A further two bedrooms are located on the lower floor.
At the far end of the residence is party central. The hardwood floor covered indoor pool, in the conservatory, makes for a high energy dance floor. The indoor pool is easily reinstated in future, for buyers looking to enjoy both indoor and outdoor pools. Steps down is the billiard and games room, with its very own draught beer dispenser.
3-2-1… it’s ShowTime. Nibble on popcorn and watch the latest release in your very own home cinema. Acoustically perfect with wrap around custom made semi-circular sofas movies spring to life with state of the art equipment. Elegant and fun.
This trophy property has been architecturally designed for extraordinary living and entertaining.